I just bought this disc, and I am just blown away by it. It's so much different than the the usual Chalk CD in that the deliberately placed piano notes seem to lend a sense of structure that's missing from his other material. How to describe it... well, extremely minimal and muted piano, wrapped in a fog of treated piano decay, and/or synth. Very somber and introspective, very secretive... music for hermits. For whatever reason, the mood of this album reminds me of walking into a dense and unfamiliar forest at dusk --beautiful, mysterious, but a little forboding too.
I suppose a point of comparison could be the Harold Budd/Eno "The Pearl" disc, but "The Pearl" is uproarious and impulsive when compared to the stillness of "The Cable House".
Anyhow, I'm endlessly impressed, and would like to know where I can get more music of a similar structure and mood. You know, the lo-fi piano, wrapped in a mysterious gauze of haze and fog... does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any help!
Incidently, I also just discovered the Talor Deupree/Kenneth Kirschner "Post Piano" discs. More of that awesome piano sound, treated and warped and stretched by Deupree, and surrounded by hiss and static. I love this stuff